UK Inventions

Self-Cleaning Fish Tank? TICK.

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Tech

Susan Shelley, a graduate of Loughborough University, has created what she believes is the first truly self-cleaning fish tank. Called 'Avo' it's a...

Flying Cars Have Existed Since The 1940s

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Tech

Flying cars are one of the most long-desired inventions in the modern world. Thing is, they've existed for at least 70 years. Filmed in the 40s...

9 'Innovations' We Need To Un-Invent Immediately

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Tech

The news that the era of the "unexpected item in the bagging area" might be coming to an end made clear to us one thing above anything else: you hate ...

Your Life Just Got Easier With These Joyous Inventions

Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We’ve come a long way since Dickensian times but life can still be pretty tough with all these first world problems to contend with. Take breakfa...

These Two Students Just Reinvented The Ketchup Bottle, And It's Genius

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Tech

Ketchup bottles just don't work. Either they're made of glass and impossible to get the stuff out, or are squeezey but so messy they make using it tot...

10 Inventions That Will Supercharge Your Journey To The Future

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Tech

The future isn't a place - it's a journey. That sounds like a quote somebody could have said once. If not, we've coined it. Prepare the T-shirt pri...

One-Handed Zip Invented - But What Took So Long?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Tech

The one-handed zip has been invented. Finally. Zippers were invented in 1893, and first presented at the Chicago World's Fair, but have remained pr...

'Triton' Oxygen Mask Claims To Draw Air From Water While You Swim

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

A South Korean designer claims to have invented an oxygen mask which can draw air from water as you swim. The idea is pretty remarkable - being abl...

Nothing Says You Care More Than A Placenta Photo Frame

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Unless it happened while we weren't looking, we're pretty sure the world hasn't entered some kind of post-apocalyptic era where the only available pro...

15 Indian Inventions and Discoveries That Shaped the Modern World - Part 3:

Abhaey Singh | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Tech
Abhaey Singh

In the first two parts of this India Independence Day series, I explained how India shaped our philosophy, gave us modern numerals and instituted pre-Athenian democracy...this instalment will cover five further notable Indian contributions that were well ahead of their time.

WATCH: We Want One Of These

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Comedy

And we'll hazard that after seeing this video, you'll want one too. Yes, a tip of the hat to Los Angeles-based 'comedy imaginator' Eric Buss for a won...

'Sweat Machine' Turns Perspiration Into Drinking Water

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Tech

A new invention claims to be able to turn sweat into drinking water. That's right, those hot and sticky summer nights might have a new purpose - pr...

'Sweat Machine' Turns Perspiration Into Drinking Water

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Tech

A new invention claims to be able to turn sweat into drinking water. That's right, those hot and sticky summer nights might have a new purpose - pr...

'Sweat Machine' Turns Perspiration Into Drinking Water

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Tech

A new invention claims to be able to turn sweat into drinking water. That's right, those hot and sticky summer nights might have a new purpose - pr...

'Sweat Machine' Turns Perspiration Into Drinking Water

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Tech

A new invention claims to be able to turn sweat into drinking water. That's right, those hot and sticky summer nights might have a new purpose - pr...

WATCH: British-Made Snapdragon Folding Guitar Always Stays In Tune

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Tech

A British-made guitar which can snap in half for easy travel - and still stay in tune - has come to our attention. And it's pretty incredible, even fo...

Fifteen Indian Inventions and Discoveries That Shaped the Modern World - Part 1

Abhaey Singh | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK
Abhaey Singh

As India prepares to celebrate its 67th Independence Day next month, this blog post, the first in a new series about an India that many of us know little about, lists the first four of fifteen ground-breaking contributions that India has made to the lives that all of us lead today in Britain, and around the world.

Human-Powered Helicopter Wins $250,000 Prize

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Tech

A team of students has finally claimed a $250,000 prize for building a functional, human-powered helicopter. Since 1980 the American Helicopter Soc...

PICS: Would You Ride This Flying Bike To Work?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Tech

No matter how many blue cycle lanes you paint on the road, cycling in cities is always going to have a certain amount of risk attached. So why not ...

Man Claims To Have Literally Reinvented The Wheel

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Tech

A man claiming to have literally reinvented the wheel has raised more than $25,000 in funding. And oddly enough, inventor David Patrick claims that...

WATCH: Teenager Builds Working Submarine

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Tech

An American teenager has built a working submarine in his spare time. Justin Beckerman built the one-man vehicle for just $950 - compared to the $...

WATCH: Japanese 'Girlfriend Coat' Invented To Hug Lonely People

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Tech

A team of Japanese students have invented a coat designed to make it feel like you have a girlfriend. The team of engineers at the University of Ts...

Michael Rundle

Was The Mobile Phone Actually Invented In 1906?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Tech

The first public mobile phone call took place 40 years ago today, in New York City, by an engineer at Motorola. But a strange - albeit dubious - footn...

Innovation: An Engine of Growth for the UK

Iain Gray | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Tech
Iain Gray

In 2011, 37% of British firms were 'innovation active'. This means that they introduced a new product or process, participated in an innovative project, or initiated improved forms of organisation, business structure or marketing.

VIDEO: 3D Holograms Controlled In Mid-Air

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Tech

Remember the 3D rotating Death Star from Star Wars? That. Computer whizz Robbie Tilton has built an amazing hologram computer display controlled...